ANKARA

While over half of the Turkish public say they are happy, women declared themselves happy at a rate about 10% higher than men, according to official statistics released in the runup to Sunday’s International Women’s Day.

According to results of the Turkish Statistical Institute’s (TurkStat) life satisfaction survey released Friday, 57.0% of women see themselves as happy, versus 47.6% of men.

Some 55.6% of married individuals and 45.1% of non-married individuals were happy, added the survey.

While 60.2% of married women and 50.6% of married men declared they were happy, 49.1% of unmarried women and 41.3% of unmarried men

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